Rise & Walk: The Trial & Triumph of Dennis Byrd

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In this profoundly moving and inspirational memoir, New York Jets football star Dennis Byrd describes his battle to overcome a tragic injury on national TV. Facing the forecast of lifetime paralysis, he draws from a deep well of inner strength to make the play of his life: to rise and walk. "Undeniably gripping!"--The New York Times Book Review. 16 pages of photos.

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Byrd, a defensive lineman for the New York Jets, was paralyzed from the neck down in a collision during a game in November 1992. This book provides a full autobiographical treatment of the 27-year-old ... Read full review



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Michael D'Orso is the author of more than a dozen books, including "Plundering Paradise," "Like Judgment Day, Like No Other Time" (with Tom Daschle), and "Walking with the Wind" (with John Lewis).

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